University of Hertfordshire

Professor Sugata Kaviraj



Sugata Kaviraj obtained his PhD at the University of Oxford in 2006. Subsequently, he spent two years at Oxford, funded by a Leverhulme Early-Career Fellowship and a Junior Research Fellowship at Worcester College. Following this, he spent a year at UCL on a Research Fellowship from the 1851 Royal Commssion and three years at Imperial College London (ICL), funded by an ICL Research Fellowship. In 2011, Kaviraj was awarded the Royal Astronomical Society's Winton Capital Award (given to the astronomer within 5 years of their PhD whose career had shown the most promise). He joined Hertfordshire in 2013 and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College Oxford.

Kaviraj’s research spans observation and theory, bringing together multi-wavelength data with state-of-the-art galaxy formation models and machine-learning techniques. He has held leadership roles in the GALEX and MUSYC collaborations and in the recent Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) Early-Release Science programme.

Kaviraj is co-Chair of the LSST Galaxies Science Collaboration. Other ongoing project memberships include the Herschel-ATLAS, CANDELS, mJy Imaging VLBA Exploration (mJIVE-20) surveys, the Horizon-AGN simulation project and the Galaxy Zoo citizen-science consortium.

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